Droid Updates Weekly 9/25 – 9/29: Which Android devices were updated this week?

Our guess is that most of you have a smartphone if you’re reading this. Being smartphone owners ourselves, we’re always interested in knowing when a smartphone gets updated. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have this all in one place? That’s why we created our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series.

Once per week, we’ll give you a list of notable Android devices that received updates over the course of seven days. This can be anything from a minor carrier update, a security patch update, or a major system overhaul like Android Nougat. We’ll give you an idea of when to expect the update as well as what’s new in that particular update. Access our ‘Droid Updates’ Weekly Series from the main menu or search “Droid Updates.”

Droid Updates Weekly: 9/25 – 9/29

Monday 9.25

Verizon’s HTC One M9 is being updated to Android Nougat 

This Android update brings your Android device up to Nougat, Google’s Android N software OS. The update is a major overhaul that brings design changes and a bevy of new features. The update may also include changes made by the manufacturer and/or carrier that change the appearance and add or remove features. Some of the major additions from Google include doze on the go, bundled notifications, split screen multitasking, enhanced security, new emojis, and a new Vulkan API for better overall graphics performance (select devices). The update itself is a large package, but will make no changes to your personal settings, nor will it reset your device. The update is not mandatory, but we strongly recommend downloading and installing it as apps may no longer support the older version for your device as time proceeds. You may also not receive future security patch updates, which are very important in maintaining the highest level of security. You can try triggering the update in your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ For further installation instructions and details on what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

*Also included are the August Android security patches. 

SOURCE [Verizon]

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T updated with OxygenOS 4.5.0

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T smartphones are being updated over-the-air with OxygenOS version 4.5.0. Added are a few new features including Secure Box (in file manager), OnePlus watermark and re-deigned photo editor (in gallery), a new wallpaper, and a re-designed calling UI. Also present in the update are a variety of system enhancements: lift up display feature, gaming do not disturb mode, new low priority notification, network speed icon in status bar, scheduler for night mode, new OnePlus Slate font, a redesigned Dash Charge animation, and battery improvements. The update comes in a medium-sized package and will not reset your device. It typically takes around a week to reach all compatible devices. You can try triggering it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ For further installation instructions and details on what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

SOURCE [OnePlus Forums]

 

Wednesday 9.27

US Cellular rolls out Android 7.1.1 Nougat to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab E 

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab E on US Cellular is being updated to Google’s latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat software. The handset already has Nougat, and is now receiving Google’s MR1. Included are all of Google’s Android 7.1.1 features including bug fixes, stability improvements, new app shortcuts, GIF keyboard support, new “professional” emoji, live wallpaper metadata, rounded icons, automatic system updates, and new ‘Moves’ that allow users to lift their phone or double tap the display when off for quick access to the time and recent notifications. The full list of new features can be seen here -> [Read More] The update comes in a medium-sized package and will not reset your device. It typically takes around a week to reach all compatible devices. You can try triggering it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ For further installation instructions and details on what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

*Also included are the Android security patches for August. 

SOURCE [US Cellular]

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 gets Android Nougat 7.1.1 

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is being updated to Google’s latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat software. The handset already has Nougat, and is now receiving Google’s MR1. Included are all of Google’s Android 7.1.1 features including bug fixes, stability improvements, new app shortcuts, GIF keyboard support, new “professional” emoji, live wallpaper metadata, rounded icons, automatic system updates, and new ‘Moves’ that allow users to lift their phone or double tap the display when off for quick access to the time and recent notifications. The full list of new features can be seen here -> [Read More] The update comes in a medium-sized package and will not reset your device. It typically takes around a week to reach all compatible devices. You can try triggering it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’

SOURCE [SamMobile]

 

Thursday 9.28

Lenovo’s Moto X Pure Edition receives update to Android 7.0 

This Android update brings your Android device up to Nougat, Google’s Android N software OS. The update is a major overhaul that brings design changes and a bevy of new features. The update may also include changes made by the manufacturer and/or carrier that change the appearance and add or remove features. Some of the major additions from Google include doze on the go, bundled notifications, split screen multitasking, enhanced security, new emojis, and a new Vulkan API for better overall graphics performance (select devices). The update itself is a large package, but will make no changes to your personal settings, nor will it reset your device. The update is not mandatory, but we strongly recommend downloading and installing it as apps may no longer support the older version for your device as time proceeds. You may also not receive future security patch updates, which are very important in maintaining the highest level of security. You can try triggering the update in your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’

*Also included are the September Android security patches. 

SOURCE [Android Police]

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 models are updated on T-Mobile

T-Mobile’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are being updated. Changes include IMS roaming updates and various system improvements. We also have the Android security patches from August. The update comes in a small-sized package and will not reset your device. It typically takes around a week to reach all compatible devices. You can try triggering it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ For further installation instructions and details on what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

SOURCE T-Mobile [Galaxy S8] [Galaxy S8+]

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 models are sent updates on Verizon 

Verizon’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are being updated. Included are updates that fix and improve features such as Wi-Fi voice calls, S Voice and “OK Google” command recognition, and Knox security issues. Also included are the Android security patches from August. The update comes in a small-sized package and will not reset your device. It typically takes around a week to reach all compatible devices. You can try triggering it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’ For further installation instructions and details on what’s new, hit the source link(s) below.

SOURCE Verizon [Galaxy S7] [Galaxy S7 Edge]

 

Friday 9.29

Android 7.1.1 Nougat comes to Lenovo’s Moto X Play in Brazil 

Lenovo’s Moto X Play is being updated to Google’s latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat software. The handset already has Nougat, and is now receiving Google’s MR1. Included are all of Google’s Android 7.1.1 features including bug fixes, stability improvements, new app shortcuts, GIF keyboard support, new “professional” emoji, live wallpaper metadata, rounded icons, automatic system updates, and new ‘Moves’ that allow users to lift their phone or double tap the display when off for quick access to the time and recent notifications. The full list of new features can be seen here -> [Read More] The update comes in a medium-sized package and will not reset your device. It typically takes around a week to reach all compatible devices. You can try triggering it by going into your device settings under ‘About’ and ‘check for new software updates.’

*Also included are the latest Android security patches. 

SOURCE [Vandan Patel on Twitter]

**Friendly reminder: Our recommendation is that you charge your battery first and connect to a nearby Wi-Fi network prior to getting started with any updates!

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Doug Demagistris is the Founder and current Editor In Chief of Droid Turf. He grew up in New York and now attends Bryant University where he is studying marketing and communication. He has been and always will be a Google enthusiast thanks to Android’s customization, flat design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug uses a Pixel XL as his daily driver for its unique design, powerful hardware, exceptional camera, and useful features. For shorter instances, he’ll glance at his Huawei Watch. Doug is hopeful his productivity will make lives easier, more meaningful and help down the road.